One of the most common requests we have from companies is 'Can you help me with my inventory?'
To help with inventory there are two parts. The first is you need inventory software to implement. The second part which shouldn't be overlooked is implementing processes. To implement these two you need one good inventory software and two good human resources who are prepared to follow the processes you put in place.
Inventory software can simply be stocktaking software or can be quite advanced and complex software such as some of the purchasing software we have custom written for a manufacturer for their JIT (Just in time) requirements. JIT allows manufacturers to implement a production strategy by reducing stock levels of inventory. When the item is processed through the line of manufacturing the raw materials needed to build the item is purchased Just in time. It helps keep the cost of goods low for the business and allows the business to be more competitive in the market place.
It is often the case that companies are lead to believe they have to implement new ERP software to cope with their inventory requirements. Sometimes this is true, but what can help with the inventory requirements can be custom software developed for specific requirements. In fact this can not only be more cost effective but lead to better results.
Why not contact The RIC Group about your inventory requirements and see whether custom software may suit your inventory requirements?
Do you often wonder what it takes to complete a software project? Have you ever asked why does it take weeks to complete a software project instead of a couple of days?
The biggest reality with a software project is turning the ideas into code which turns into an application which needs to be user friendly. With our projects we like to gather the user requirements first. These can also be known as user stories. Often we are creating a new application or modifying an existing application. In both instances we will always gather the user requirements first.
Above are a couple of pictures where we have documented the user requirements with the user on our whiteboard. Neither of these are large software projects and will take us about two weeks to complete. However, you can start to understand that once the requirements are documented there are always a number of variables which need to be considered. This is where your logic which is your code needs to be quite proficient and skilful.
I consider that one of our main strengths at The RIC Group is our programming team. We have a small programming team at The RIC Group but it can not be underestimated as it has over 35 years of experience. We have been developing packaged software and tailored software for over 10 years as The RIC Group.
Just to let you know, the first picture is the specifications of a project to do with capacity planning software, and the second picture is the specifications of a project to do with assigning pallets of goods to trucks and tracking their delivery.